It is time for a summarisation, as below. This excludes the BPMA Postage Due commemorative overprint which is on the previous hardware, and concentrates on the myriad errors that have been discovered on the output from machines at Stampex and involved in the pre-orders.
This is a revised table; comments have been carried over from the post which includes the previous table.
|Spring 2014 Stampex Post and Go Stamp Combinations|
|Reel A||Reel B||Reel A||Reel B||Reel A||Reel B||Reel A||Reel B||Reel A||Reel B||Reel A||Reel B|
|Machin MA13||Y||Y||Y §1 §6||Y|
|Machin No Date||Y||Y||Y §2||Y §3|
|Flags MA13||Y §6||Y||Y|
|Flags No Date||Y||Y|
|Spring Blooms||Y||Y||Y §4||Y||?|
|Jersey Flag||Y §5||Y|
|§1 Text Error – Stampex Spring instead of Stampex 2014; for 3 hours on 19 Feb; time also incorrect.|
|§2 Text Error – same as §1 produced by A003 but printed as A005; believed only 4 strips produced|
|§3 Text Error - 1st class Large instead of 1st Large; quantity unknown|
|§4 Flowers printed by machine A003 with A005 ident; 'Flags' on the receipt|
|§5 Lower case 'k' in 'UK', Europe 20g stamp in position 5 instead of position 3.|
|§6 Date Error - On 22 Feb, 22/01/14 on receipt and B1GB14 on stamps (not concurrent with §1).|
Machines A3 A4 A5 and J1 were the public access machines.
Machines B1 and B2 were used for dealer pre-orders. These were not available at the Royal Mail counter.
Illustration of error 5 on the Jersey stamps (images thanks to John McCallum):
Although I describe this as an error, all the stamps sold direct from Jersey and - I suspect - those sold at the Jersey stand at Stampex will show this variant of the inscription so it shouldn't be scarce. If anybody bought two produced by the B machine with lower case 'k', I would be interested in having one - or even just a single stamp. I'm told by Jersey Post that the machine was reset when the discrepancy was noticed.